Situations like this one are important opportunities for reflection on the contradictions between the universal right to health and national priorities.
The HealthX Concepts in Context Symposium, 2016, organized by the Health Studies Students' Union (HSSU) at University College, University of Toronto, this year focuses on refugee health and the Syrian refugee crisis in particular.
Recently, CBC Radio One program 'Ideas' has broadcasted an episode on transcultural psychiatry 'Like I Was Talking to Myself in the Mirror' that includes a very interesting part on the experience of Chinese students who come to study in Canada and live away from their families. It is a perspective on the experience of young members of fractured families we had not previously considered. Definitely worth listening to!
International People’s Health University (IPHU) Course
People’s Health Movement, Health Alliance International & the Somali Health Board
present a two-day short course about health activism
THE STRUGGLE FOR HEALTH
Immigrant & Refugee Rights and Mental Health
April 21 – 22, 2016
9am – 5pm
Ethnic Cultural Center
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
This free, two-day course will cover primary health care, political economy of health, mental health, and social determinants of health through the lens of immigrant and refugee experiences both in Seattle and in a global context.
For additional information and to register go to: http://www.healthallianceinternational.org/iphu/
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